“Andrew Yang’s op-ed, which reads that ‘BDS unfairly singles out Israel for unfair economic punishment,’ sparked fierce debate between pro-Israel, progressive Democrats”

JEWISH JOURNAL
Andrew Yang Got It Right on BDS
by Stephen H. Norwood and Rafael Medoff
January 29, 2021

We’re used to politicians mangling history, whether out of carelessness or partisanship. So it was a breath of fresh air when New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang recently shared a powerful historical truth about people who boycott Jews. Yang has been pilloried by supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. But he got it right. “A Yang administration will push back against the BDS movement, which singles out Israel for unfair economic punishment,” he wrote in The Forward. And then came his most controversial — but most important — sentence: “BDS [is] rooted in antisemitic thought and history, hearkening back to fascist boycotts of Jewish businesses…” READ MORE

HAARETZ Ilhan Omar Spars With pro-Israel Democrats After Andrew Yang’s BDS-Nazi Comparison Yang’s op-ed, which reads that ‘BDS unfairly singles out Israel for unfair economic punishment,’ sparked fierce debate between pro-Israel, progressive Democrats

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